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Feb 11, 2013 8:00pm EST
odds became clear. these 53 americans were surrounded by more than 300 taliban fighters. what happened next has been described as one of the most intense battles of the entire war in afghanistan. the attackers had the advantage, a high ground, the mountains above. and they run the machine -- they were unleashing everything they had, rocket-propelled grenades, mortars, snipers taking aim. to those americans coming -- to those americans down below, the fire was coming from every direction. they had never seen anything like it. with gun packed -- with gunfire impacting all around them, clinton raised to one of the barracks machine guns. he took aim at one of the enemy teams and took it out. a rocket-propelled grenade exploded, sending shrapnel into his hip, his arm, and into his neck. but he kept fighting, disregarding his own wound, and tending to an injured conrad instead. then over the radio came words no soldier ever wants to hear. enemy in the wire. the taliban had penetrated the camp and were taking over buildings. the combat was close, as taught -- at times as close as 10 feet. whe
Feb 18, 2013 8:00pm EST
shortly after the fall of the taliban. as you know, under the taliban government, little girls weren't allowed to go to school or taught to read and there are penalties for those in privacy and secret to teach them to read. i never been more proud of our government because one of the things the u.s. aid department did was set up reading programs for these little girls, many of them now 13-15, never in their life had a chance to read. i went into this room and it was very crowded and smelly because there was not much running water in afghanistan at the time and was very dirty but here these little girls were learning -- these young women were learning to read and i -- we talked with them through a translator and one of them told me one day when they learned to read, she wanted to write a book. i was at the time writing my book and i said well, is there something i could say on your behalf in my book until you get around to writing yours? and her answer through the translator was immediate. and she said, women should be free to go to work and to go to school and to choose their own husba
Feb 12, 2013 1:00am EST
, about the treatment of women and children in afghanistan by the taliban. i was here visiting jenna and we went shopping. elease at the cosmetic counter in the department store came up and said thank you so much for speaking for women in afghanistan. that was really the first time i thought, they heard me. i think i knew intellectually that the first lady had a podium but i did not really know it until after that. >> the new series, first ladies, influence and image. the first of its kind project for television, examining the public and private lives of the women who served as first lady. season one begins next monday, president's day, at 9:00 p.m. eastern and pacific. >> now, discussion about journalism and digital media. the publisher and editor-in- chief of the new republic spoke at harvard's kennedy school for an hour. >> be sure to turn off your cellphone, please. >> hello, i'm alex jones. we're very glad to have you with us today. it is my pleasure to welcome hewes to the ranks of the ink stained wretches of this world which he has entered, world stage in tradition. today's interv
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